About Open Water Flex – Schedule Lessons

If our scheduled group lessons do not fit your calendar, we will work with your availability! Columbus Scuba’s staff has flexible schedules to fit your calendar. Give us a few dates and times you are available and we will pair you in a small group with others with the same time availability.

Course Price



All of our Open Water courses include eLearning.

Required Equipment

Columbus Scuba provides BCD, Regulator, Tanks, Weights and exposure protection (wetsuits, hood and gloves when necessary) for all our recreational courses. We ask students to provide mask, fins, and snorkel, as these are personal fitting pieces of equipment required by dive schools for successful training. Most often,  equipment that can be purchased through a “sporting goods stores” is inadequate for SCUBA use and is more appropriate for the occasional snorkeler.

Stop in and we will show you what to look for and offer you a fitting session whether you decide to purchase from us or not.  Having proper fitting equipment is ever so important to your success as a scuba diver.

Columbus Scuba offers discounts to our students and will meet or beat any any online authorized dealer pricing.


Minimum 10 years of age for Junior Open Water Diver (Same as Open Water though depth and buddy limitations are added)

Minimum 15 years of age for Open Water Diver

Ability to swim

Completed PADI/RSTC Medical Questionnaire

What’s Included

Academics (PADI eLearning), digital manual (for reference after certification), certification fees, equipment (Tank, regulator, BCD, weights, wetsuit) and four Open Water Check Out Dives*.

What’s Not Included

Entry or boat fees to privately owned diving quarries or dive charters for checkout dives.

Mask, Fins and Snorkel

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